Young Leaders Group (YLG)

What is a Young Leader?

A Young Leader is a ULI member under the age of 35 who wants to be actively involved in shaping the future of the Southwest Florida real estate industry. The Young Leader Group offers programs in addition to those offered by the Southwest Florida District Council for all ULI members.

Young Leaders Group (YLG)

Who are the Young Leaders?

The ULI Southwest Florida Young Leaders Group (YLG) is a unique multi-disciplinary forum for young professionals under the age of 35 committed to helping build the region’s next generation of land use and real estate development industry leaders. The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for our region’s young professionals to build relationships that will help them advance in their careers, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become the next generation of successful real estate industry leaders.

Why Be a Young Leader?

Becoming an active YLG member is an invaluable springboard and resource for young professionals wishing to catapult the success of their real estate career. Involvement offers the following benefits:

  1. Special events for YLG Members. These events often provide helpful industry knowledge while giving you the opportunity to establish and expand networks that will last your entire career.
  2. Mentoring & Connections. Get access to our regional’s real estate leaders in a casual and candid environment, providing opportunities to lessons-learned and true insight into the path taken by those that have come before.
  3. Leadership Opportunities – getting involved with council committees, putting together YLG events and chairing programs gives you the opportunity to set yourself apart in the industry and make close connections with top industry and ULI leaders.

Where to Start

If you are under 35 and an ULI member, you are already a YLG member! To get the most out of your membership, start by contacting your one of your YLG Chairs to get connected with our local group and find out about upcoming opportunities, events, and meetings. Attend any YLG or greater ULI Southwest Florida programs and events to start making connections and expanding your industry knowledge. Ranging from informative to networking and mentoring, there is something for every interest and real estate sector background.

Not yet a member? ULI membership for those under 35 years of age is offered at a discounted rate of $220 per year. To learn more about the Young Leaders Group or try us out, contact one of your YLG Chairs (contact information below) or Jackie Davis at

YLG Chairs






Devin King, YLG Co-Chair, Lee County
Associate at Kimley-Horn
Charles C. Whittington, YLG Co-Chair, Collier County
Associate at Grant Fridkin Pearson